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RFL refuse Hull FC request for salary cap dispensation

The RFL have denied Hull FC salary cap dispensation for Matty Dawson-Jones because the winger has played a part in the 2019 season, according to Hull Daily Mail.

Both Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves have been granted extra space on their cap following season-ending injuries to Luke Gale and Kevin Brown respectively.

However, Gale and Brown were injured prior to the season unlike Dawson-Jones, who played the full 80 minutes of the black and whites opening game of the campaign against Hull KR.

The 28-year-old then sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training last Thursday and it was confirmed by the club the following day that his season was over.

Despite only playing one game this season, RFL rules prevent him from being eligible to be exempt from the salary cap which will likely frustrate Hull’s management.

Dawson-Jones arrived at the end of 2018 from Leigh but will now play no further part in the season, with the likes of Gale and Brown still potentially playing later on in the year.

Lee Radford’s side are currently at the salary cap maximum and it’s believed that the Airlie Birds head coach was lining up several options to replace Dawson-Jones.

That will now not happen though and Radford must find a suitable replacement from within the current squad to deputise in the absence of his injured winger.

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